Landscape Architecture students take eye-opening trips to significant sites, attend conferences, and participate in field study programs across the country and abroad. These trips mean you’ll have opportunities to study a variety of sites, design projects firsthand, meet professionals in the field, and gain an essential multicultural perspective.

Field Study

The best design and planning decisions are rooted in a broad experiential foundation with multicultural sensitivity. Your off-campus study will take you to exciting and diverse places to observe and interact with a range of landscapes. We visit sites throughout Indiana and across the globe, from Canada and Mexico, Italy to Greece, and Egypt to Japan.

CAP Asia

This 10-week field study provides participants with a meaningful cross-section of world architecture, urbanism, and planning.

Graduate and undergraduate students focus on collaborative design and planning projects in South Asian cities, typically hand-in-hand with local schools, professionals, and educators. Learn more about the CAP Asia trip.

CAP Asia Students

This program links Ball State students with peers from an institution in Italy, creating a multidisciplinary group of students from both universities engaged in discussion groups and field activities.

Areas of focus include planned preservation, cultural heritage, and the legal framework of integrated cultural systems. For more information, contact Tim Gray.

CAP Student Organizations

Beginning with a series of precedent studies, and ending with a comprehensive design project, CAP Scandinavia explores the natural influences of Scandinavian design, and how these might be manipulated to install new structures into an existing conceptual framework.

Highlights of the program include sustainable building, cultural heritage, spatial perception, planning, expression, context, light, and color. For more information, contact Kristin Barry.

CAP Scandinavia Students

An ambitious program called Polyark takes place periodically, sending groups of Ball State architecture and landscape architecture students along with faculty members on a 15-week tour of numerous cities around the globe.

You’ll blend course work into an intense itinerary to places, spaces, design professionals, buildings, gardens, and vernacular environments.

World Tour Student

Study Abroad

Ball State hosts an extensive blend of offerings that vary in length, location, and cost. Study Abroad programs offer academic credit, so if you participate and plan properly, you can graduate on time. Talk with us about professional internships abroad.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Rinker Center for International Programs will help you find a program that’s right for you. Start planning!